Ed Sheeran responds to Grammys snub: “Maybe this year isn’t my year”

Sheeran says his "validation" comes from "people enjoying the songs"

Ed Sheeran has reacted to his lack of Grammy nominations.

The singer-songwriter is shortlisted for only two awards for next year’s Grammys – he’s up for Best pop solo performance and Best pop vocal album – despite being expected to pick up more nominations.

Appearing on Ellen on Friday (December 1), host Ellen DeGeneres told Sheeran that she was “outraged” that he wasn’t nominated for more awards. Sheeran replied: “My outlook on it is some years you have your year and some years you don’t have your year. Maybe this year isn’t my year.”


After DeGeneres said that his song ‘Shape Of You’ “did not leave my head, I mean, ever,” Sheeran said: “But that’s the point. That’s where you win. That’s where the validation comes from. You actually see people enjoying the songs. I’d rather have a lifetime of people coming up to me and saying… ‘This song is my wedding song,’ or ‘this song was my first kiss.'”

You can watch Sheeran’s Ellen interview in full below.

Sheeran also performed ‘Perfect’ on Ellen. See footage of his performance below. He recently released a remix of ‘Perfect’ featuring Beyonce.

See the main Grammy categories below, and the full list of 84 here.


Record Of The Year:
‘Redbone’ — Childish Gambino
‘Despacito’ — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
‘The Story Of O.J.’ — JAY-Z
‘HUMBLE.’ — Kendrick Lamar
’24K Magic’ — Bruno Mars

Album Of The Year:
‘Awaken, My Love!’ — Childish Gambino
‘4:44’ — JAY-Z
‘DAMN.’ — Kendrick Lamar
‘Melodrama’ — Lorde
’24K Magic’ — Bruno Mars

Song Of The Year:
‘Despacito’ — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
‘4:44’ — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)
‘Issues’ — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)
‘1-800-273-8255’ — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury, Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)
‘That’s What I Like’ — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best New Artist:
Alessia Cara
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels

Best Pop Solo Performance:
‘Love So Soft’ — Kelly Clarkson
‘Praying’ — Kesha
‘Million Reasons’ — Lady Gaga
‘What About Us’ — P!nk
‘Shape Of You’ — Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
‘Something Just Like This’ ­— The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
‘Despacito’ — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
‘Thunder’ — Imagine Dragons
‘Feel It Still’ — Portugal. The Man
‘Stay’ — Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Dance/Electronic Album:
Migration’ — Bonobo
‘3-D The Catalogue’ — Kraftwerk
‘Mura Masa’ — Mura Masa
‘A Moment Apart’ — Odesza
‘What Now’ — Sylvan Esso

Best Rock Performance:
‘You Want It Darker’ — Leonard Cohen
‘The Promise’ — Chris Cornell
‘Run’ — Foo Fighters
‘No Good’ — Kaleo
‘Go To War’ — Nothing More

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
‘Free 6lack’ — 6lack
‘Awaken, My Love!’ — Childish Gambino
‘American Teen’ — Khalid
‘Ctrl’ — SZA
‘Starboy’ — The Weeknd

Best Rap Album:
‘4:44’ — JAY-Z
‘DAMN.’ — Kendrick Lamar
‘Culture’ — Migos
‘Laila’s Wisdom’ — Rapsody
‘Flower Boy’ — Tyler, The Creator

Best Country Album:
‘Cosmic Hallelujah’ — Kenny Chesney
‘Heart Break’ — Lady Antebellum
‘The Breaker’ — Little Big Town
‘Life Changes’ — Thomas Rhett
‘From A Room: Volume 1’ — Chris Stapleton

Best Jazz Vocal Album:
‘The Journey’ — The Baylor Project
‘A Social Call’ — Jazzmeia Horn
‘Bad Ass And Blind’ — Raul Midón
‘Porter Plays Porter’ — Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
‘Dreams And Daggers’ — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Gospel Album:
‘Crossover ‘— Travis Greene
‘Bigger Than Me’ — Le’Andria
‘Close’ — Marvin Sapp
‘Sunday Song’ — Anita Wilson
‘Let Them Fall In Love’ — Cece Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
‘Rise’ — Danny Gokey
‘Echoes (Deluxe Edition)’ —  Matt Maher
‘Lifer’ — MercyMe
‘Hills And Valleys’ — Tauren Wells
‘Chain Breaker’ — Zach Williams

Best Latin Pop Album:
‘Lo Único Constante’ —  Alex Cuba
‘Mis Planes Son Amarte’ — Juanes
”Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Cuidad De México, 2017′ — La Santa Cecilia
‘Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos)’ — Natalia Lafourcade
‘El Dorado’ — Shakira

Best Americana Album:
Southern Blood — Gregg Allman
Shine On Rainy Day — Brent Cobb
Beast Epic — Iron & Wine
The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Brand New Day — The Mavericks

Best Comedy Album:
The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas — Dave Chappelle
Cinco — Jim Gaffigan
Jerry Before Seinfeld — Jerry Seinfeld
A Speck Of Dust — Sarah Silverman
What Now? — Kevin Hart

Best Song Written For Visual Media:
‘City Of Stars’ — Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone), Track from La La Land
‘How Far I’ll Go’ — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho), Track from Moana: The Songs
‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) — Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (ZAYN & Taylor Swift), Track from Fifty Shades Darker
‘Never Give Up’ — Sia Furler & Gregg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia), Track from Lion
‘Stand Up For Something’ — Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day Featuring Common), Track from Marshall

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Calvin Harris
No I.D.
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
The Stereotypes